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Vintage Niagara Falls in winter

For generations, visitors have flocked to the border between the US and Canada to see the natural wonder of Niagara Falls. Explore the icy beauty as they looked in the early 1900s.
17 February 2012


The Titanic’s final resting place

Beneath the handsome lighthouses, sweet fishing villages and multicoloured forests of Atlantic Canada lies a wild history of pirates, ghosts and shipwrecks.
Read more… 02 February 2012


Reliving Shanghai’s 1930s past

Smoky jazz clubs, underground gay bars and family-run food stands transport visitors back to the city’s first golden era.
Read more… 30 January 2012


The kingdom of the crystal skull

An English explorer, in search of a crystal skull in the jungles of Belize, may well be the inspiration for Indiana Jones. Follow his legendary adventure.
Read more… 30 January 2012


The glittering goldfields of southeastern Australia

The optimism and hardship that dominated the lives of pioneering fortune hunters in the 1850s reverberate throughout present-day Victoria.
Read more… 26 January 2012


Worldwide Weird

Up Helly Aa, Shetland’s festival of fire

During this combustible holiday, costumed men carry nearly 1,000 torches through Lerwick, Scotland, in a procession that ends with the burning of a Viking-style ship.
Read more… 24 January 2012


Along Arabia’s east coast

Between the Arabian Sea to the Gulf of Oman is a historic and natural beauty that feels worlds away from the more visited cities of the United Arab Emirates.
Read more… 18 January 2012


Playing where pirates pillaged on Cayman Brac

The sleepy 14sqm Caribbean island was once a hideaway for Blackbeard and other 17th and 18th Century buccaneers.
Read more… 17 January 2012


Vintage Berlin: After World War II

You could argue that no other single city in the world embodied the tortured path of the 20th Century more than the German capital.
06 January 2012


Cruise ports of call: East Asia for history buffs

Visit Vietnam War tunnels and ancient Hong Kong villages, enjoy Chinese opera and explore Tokyo by bike.
Read more… 05 January 2012


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